Progress Centre Medical Pharmacy and Clinic was established in 2016 by owners Brent Chan and Jane Lai. They envisioned a medical clinic where the comfortability of their medical staff and family physicians were as important as the importance they placed on overall patient care. Both Brent and Jane established a core clinic culture where family physicians and medical staff can achieve a superior work-life balance so that they can run an efficient and happy clinic. The team at Progress Centre Medical Pharmacy and Clinic are delightful, courteous and superiorly knowledgeable in family medicine, women’s health, diabetes and high blood pressure. There are also medical staff on duty that speak english, mandarin and cantonese to serve the community better by eliminating any language barriers.
Medical Doctorate – University of Ottawa Certified by College of Family Physicians of Canada Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada
Medical Doctorate – Saba University School of Medicine
Cantonese and Mandarin speaking female family physician Now accepting patients.
Dr. Sugantha Iyer was awarded her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2007. She trained in Internal Medicine and sub-specialized in Infectious Diseases at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.
During that time she was heavily involved in various infectious disease research projects. Since 2013, she has been working at Niagara Health, and soon will be splitting her time in the community clinics as a consultant and continuing with inpatient care.
Dr. Iyer is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and received her American Board of Internal Medicine.
Brent began his career as a pharmacist after finishing his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in the USA.
His background includes managing a compounding and alternative medicines pharmacy in San Diego before returning home to Canada where he owned a couple of Shoppers Drug Mart locations. He is most proud of the collaborative approach to patient care made possible by working closely with the physicians in the clinic.
Mae gained Professional nursing experience as an RN in Singapore and in the Philippines. She practices Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship particularly in the fields of Critical Care Nursing and Surgical Disciplines.
Her role as receptionist here at Progress Centre Medical is to provide quality healthcare services to our patients. She is also fluent in Tagalog and Cebuano.
John holds a Life Sciences degree from the University of Waterloo and then furthered his qualifications by obtaining his certification as a Medical Laboratory Technologist – (OSMT)
His professional background includes Phlebotomy, Laboratory Work, Patient care and Medical Clinic Administration. He is the Clinic Manager and Medical Lab Technician at Progress Centre Medical and enjoys providing a high standard of care for his patients and assisting the physicians under medical directive.